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November 15, 1941

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 15, 1941

* HMS Ark Royal sunk by torpedo
* Royal Navy aircraft carrier
* German U-81 boat submarine attack

The front page has one column headings that include: "ARK ROYAL SUNK NEAR GIBRALTAR BY AXIS TORPEDO", "British Plane Carrier Goes Down While in Tow After a Hit by Submarine" and more with related photo (see photos). More related coverage on page 2. First report coverage on the sinking of the HMS Ark Royal by a German U-boat during World War II.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 34 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Very nice condition.

Category: World War II

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